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Chinese name  曲婉婷
Role  Singer-songwriter
Name  Wanting Qu

Years active  2010-present
Pinyin  Qu Wanting (Mandarin)
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Born  October 10, 1983 (age 32) Harbin, Heilongjiang, China (1983-10-10)
Occupation  Composer, Lyricist, Singer
Instrument(s)  Piano, electronic keyboard, guitar
Label(s)  Nettwerk, Universal Music China
Albums  Everything in the World, Say the Words
Movies  Love in the Buff, Old Boys: The Way of the Dragon
Genres  Pop rock, Pop music, Synthpop, C-pop
Similar People  Gregor Robertson, Winston Hauschild, Pang Ho‑cheung, Xiao Yang, Joanna Wang

Parents  Qu Heng, Qu Zhang Mingjie

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Wanting Qu (Chinese: 曲婉婷,born October 10, 1983) simply known as Wanting, is a Chinese-born singer-songwriter and pianist who is now based in Vancouver, Canada.


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Life and career

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Wanting was born and raised in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. She moved to Canada at 16 to study, eventually earning a degree in international business, and relocated to Vancouver where she began her musical career.

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In 2009, she became the first Chinese artist to be signed to the Nettwerk label; she is managed by Terry McBride. Her first album, Everything in the World (produced by Winston Hauschild and jointly released with Universal Music China in 2012) went platinum in China within its first week on sale, and her singles "You Exist in My Song" and "Drenched" were used in the soundtrack for the Hong Kong film Love in the Buff.

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In 2013, she became the first ever tourism ambassador for Vancouver, with the intention of raising Canada's profile among destinations for Chinese visitors. Qu will participate in a series of videos, bringing together her music with scenic imagery of British Columbia. She will also personally show fans around Vancouver and Whistler as part of a contest.

Qu appeared on the 2013 CCTV New Year's Gala, where she performed "You Exist in My Song."

The song "Star in You" from the album Everything in the World was featured in Degrassi: The Next Generation in the episode "Bitter Sweet Symphony, Part II" on February 22, 2013.

On February 17, 2015, Qu was confirmed to be dating Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson. The relationship drew criticism from some as Robertson is still married to Amy Robertson (although the two have separated).

On April 24, 2015, Qu's mother Zhang Mingjie was arrested in China due to allegations of corruption and also claims that she had participated in the "sale of state properties below market value for personal profit". Qu's mother had previously been relieved from her duties related to the city’s urban construction and renewal activities in the fall of 2014. Qu did not publicly comment on the matter, but uploaded an "enigmatic" photo to her Weibo account urging "patience". She later posted a message on Instagram saying "I want nothing but love, health and happiness for her. She’s my mother. I’m her only child. No one can replace her in my heart. Despite our differences, we share the same blood." Both Qu's record label and Mayor Robertson's office declined to comment, with Robertson's director of communications saying "That’s not something that this office would be commenting on". In 2016, it is reported that Qu's mother is facing the death penalty in China.

On October 26, 2015, while making the third album; Qu released her new English single "Love Birds" on her YouTube channel.

From January 2015 to May 2017, Qu dated Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson.


  • "Everything In The World (2012.4.24)
  • "Say The Words (2013.10.18)
  • EPs

  • "Love I Am (2009.4.25)
  • "Drenched" (2012.4.24)
  • Singles

  • "如何是好" (2011.5.11)
  • "Life Is Like A Song" (2012.3.13)
  • "Drenched" (2012.4.24)
  • "You Exist In My Song" (我的歌声里, 2012.4.24)
  • "Love Ocean" (爱的海洋,2013.9.11)
  • "Us Under The Sunshine" (阳光下的我们,2013.9.29)
  • "When It's Lonely" (我为你歌唱,2013.10.9)
  • "The Courage To Love" (爱的勇气,2014.7.24)
  • "Love Birds" (2015.10.2)
  • "Best Plan" (最好的安排,2016.7.18)
  • "Your Girl" (2016.7.22)
  • "On The Edge" (2016.11.28)
  • "Moon and Back (JordanXL Remix)" (2017.3.10)
  • "Kissing Paradise" (2017.6.23)
  • Global Chinese music awards

    Qu has won three Global Chinese Music Awards.

    Chinese music awards

    Qu has won four Chinese Music Awards.

    Music Times Awards

    Qu has won one Music Times Award.


    Wanting Qu Wikipedia